Nancy Utter

Position: Green Medicine


Redford: The biggest Scott Pruitt scandal is the one right in front of us

President Donald Trump should follow the suggestion of many – including some within his own party, and reportedly even his chief of staff – and replace Environmental Protection Agency Administrator...

DATE: May 1, 2018 | COLUMN: Green Medicine

Fatty liver disease can wage a silent war on your liver

One of the secrets to great health is a healthy liver. Modern living and lifestyle habits are very hard on this multitasking organ, and we are seeing the effects of this in the increasing...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2016 | COLUMN: Green Medicine

Understanding hormones is key to help women feel happy, healthy

A woman’s reproductive hormones guide her body through the cycles of life. Their main job is to allow us to have children, but they have an effect on every cell in our bodies. Body, mind and...

DATE: Aug. 9, 2014 | COLUMN: Green Medicine

You can age gracefully with help from Mother Nature

The subject of aging is currently a hot topic in medicine. In our culture, where youthfulness is so highly prized and elderliness is seen as a liability, no one wants to be old before his or her...

DATE: July 13, 2014 | COLUMN: Green Medicine

Increase your energy by minding your mitochondria

Our energy levels give us our zest for life and our ability to successfully navigate a good life. When your energy level drops, it affects everything. While there are many factors that can suck...

DATE: June 15, 2014 | COLUMN: Green Medicine

Stress can be a major cause of illness: Control it

Ah, stress! None of us want it, but all of us have it at some point in our lives. The reality is stress is an integral, normal part of the human experience. However, an over-activated stress...

DATE: March 30, 2014 | COLUMN: Green Medicine

Time can provide better health care

Time is one of the most valuable commodities in today’s busy world. Time is also a rare commodity in conventional health care. The average time a primary-care doctor gets to spend with a patient...

DATE: Jan. 12, 2014 | COLUMN: Green Medicine

Blood sugar imbalances affect mood, brain function

What if you could use one little trick to get smarter and be happier? If you learn to balance your blood sugars on a daily basis, you will be doing just that. The highs and lows of blood sugar...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2013 | COLUMN: Green Medicine

Avoiding toxic body care

How many different personal hygiene products do you use each day? For most people, especially women, the list is long. Shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, lotion, perfume, hair spray, deodorant and...

DATE: March 31, 2013 | COLUMN: Green Medicine

How to tame chronic inflammation

In medicine, we now understand how chronic inflammation damages healthy tissue and sets us up for deeper diseases. Many diseases, such as arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, autoimmune issues and...

DATE: Feb. 24, 2013 | COLUMN: Green Medicine

Use momentum of new year to make healthy changes

I am a big fan of New Year’s resolutions. The beginning of each new year is a time to believe that we can have a fresh start and make our lives what we want them to be. It sparks the flame of hope...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2012 | COLUMN: Green Medicine

Seasonal-affective disorder is treatable

Fall has to be one of the most spectacular times of the year here in the Southwest. There is beauty everywhere and the temperatures of Indian Summer are perfect for being outside to enjoy it. It is...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2012 | COLUMN: Green Medicine

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